Amidst all the chaos at Newcastle, Joselu is close to securing his exit from St James’ Park.

The forward is reportedly on the brink of returning to Spain with Alaves, but Mundo Deportivo believe something is holding up the deal. According to the report, Alaves have to wait ‘until certain legal deadlines are met’ before they can announce the signing.

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But what could legal deadlines mean? Is it too easy to assume it means a takeover?

It would make sense. The uncertainty surrounding the club has a knock on effect. Whether it’s Rafa Benitez or Lee Charnley who sanctions the transfers, they’re not going to agree to Joselu leaving if there is something bigger going on behind the scenes. Or maybe they can’t sanction it because of some sort of embargo?

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We aren’t going to get any answers until there is something official. And for the sake of all the fans, it needs to happen soon. Benitez’s contract is winding down. In less than two weeks, we won’t have a manager.

It’s less than eight weeks until the new season starts. No players have arrived.

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And as for Joselu, Alaves might not hang around. They’ve got a new season to prepare for too. They might move on to another target if this deal continues to stall due to ‘legal deadlines’.

Hopefully, something is happening. And I don’t mean to do with Joselu leaving the club…

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